Chip Poncy is a partner at K2 Intelligence Financial Integrity Network (K2-FIN) and co-leads the firm’s Financial Crimes Risk and Compliance practice. Chip advises financial crimes compliance and risk management remediation, transformation, and enhancement efforts with and for various financial institutions. These efforts include leading strategic advisory and technical engagements with global banks, regional financial institutions, money services businesses, and fintech companies.
Chip also advises countries seeking to strengthen their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes in accordance with global standards.
From 2002-2013, Chip served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and was the inaugural Director of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Chip assisted Treasury leadership in developing the U.S. government’s post-9/11 strategy to combat terrorist financing and led an office of advisors in creating policies and initiatives to combat the full spectrum of illicit finance. Chip also led the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 2011-2013, co-chaired the policy working group of the FATF from 2007-2013, and managed U.S. participation in various G7, G8, and G20 illicit finance expert groups from 2008-2013.
Chip is a Senior Advisor for the Center on Economic and Financial Power and a member of the board of directors for FinClusive and Atomic 47, two financial security and technology companies dedicated to financial inclusion.
Chip began his career as an associate in the New York offices of White & Case and has served as general counsel to biotechnology and internet radio companies. He co-pioneered a graduate course on national security and the international financial system as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. Chip graduated with honors from Harvard University (B.A. in government) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. in international relations), and he holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.